This October 16, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 4:
Sgt. Howard Long arrived home Thursday night from Fairbanks, Alaska, where he has been stationed for the past two years. A member of the 501st Air Police Squadron, Howard will enjoy a 35-day leave before reporting for assignment in Texas.
His homecoming occasioned a family gathering Sunday and the date also marked the26th wedding anniversary of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur D. Long of West Main Street.